In light of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and a desire to see further revival among Christians today, two topics I am highlighting at A Puritan's Mind for the whole year is a focus on Pastoral Theology and Expository Preaching. I've already posted a short series on Pastoral Theology. It is here on the board, and here at APM. At this point, I'm going to go through a series on expository preaching. My intention, hopefully, and prayerfully, is to spark preachers to really preach the Word, and think through just what that means. I've read and reread the best works on the subject, and I'm going to pull sections, quotes and such from them and expound on them a bit, while highlighting key Scriptures that direct and exhort preachers to preach in a specific manner. As John Brinsley said, with boldness, faithfulness, and plainly. And, in good homiletics, as William Perkins, John Strickland and Peter van Mastricht said, preachers should read the text, explain the text, pull a doctrine from the text, make some arguments about that doctrine, and then apply the doctrine to the lives of the people. Here is the first, which is an exhortation to preach the word; i.e. that expository preaching is the only way to truly preach, and the best method of preaching.